CHRISTMAS ANGEL MISSION™
Trish Mathes and Angel
Happy Birthday Jesus!
The Mission Gate Christmas Angel Mission™ is designed to bless the children of inmates and ex-offenders with gifts, the Gospel and local church referrals. This is accomplished by delivering gifts to the kids right in their homes, or by means of two Christmas parties held in St. Louis, and Steelville MO. A follow-up ministry is then set in motion and continues all year long with our partnership with The Mailbox Club, a Child Evangelism tool. Hundreds of men in our 9-month residential aftercare program receive christian parenting skills, and counseling that help them reunite with children and families.
Rick Mathes and Reyna Colson
How can our church participate?
What you need to do is to set up a christmas tree in your church and we will provide you paper angels to decorate it with. Each angel will have the name, age, sex, address, phone and guardian of a child of a Christian prisoner or ex-offender. You call the angel’s guardian and determine what range of gifts the children would like and then purchase and deliver them to the family’s home. It is in the home that the real ministry begins. This is an excellent opportunity for you to share the Gospel with the children and their guardian.
Another way is to have angel decorations that only have the age and gender of a child. What you do is have the members of your church take an angel and then buy a gift appropriate to the information on the angel and then return it to the tree. Have your youth group have a gift wrapping party and then bring the gifts to our gift distribution center the day before the party. We then give out the gifts to the children at our Christmas Party. These are the children and their needy friends that we couldn’t reach with a home visit.
An experience you won't soon forget!
How can our business participate?
Retail stores can set up a Christmas Tree in their store and we will provide you with paper angels with the age and gender of a needy child. You then have your shoppers take an angel and shop a gift for that angel in your store. When the gift is purchased from you, the shopper leaves the gift under the tree and then the day before our party, you bring the gifts to our gift distribution center. Offices can do the same with their employees and visitors. And of course, we are dependent on your generous gift to us so that we can afford this outreach.
Performance from local churches!
How can our family participate?
We will provide your family with a family that is in need. You then can shop the gifts that your budget will allow and then bring the gifts out to the family and present the Gospel. Some volunteers have brought out a whole Christmas dinner, some have brought out a fully decorated Christmas tree, and others have given vehicles, etc. This all depends on your financial ability to bless the family.
Another way is to have each of your children purchase a gift that they would like to receive and then come to our party and give that gift to a child of same age and gender. This teaches your child to be unselfish and unconditional. It can be quite a ministry to your family if you do this right.
And another way for your family to help is to volunteer for one of our Christmas parties.
Your involvement will touch so many!
Volunteer to help at our Christmas Party!
We have Christmas parties in North St. Louis, West St. Louis County and in Steelville MO. All of the parties need volunteers to re-wrap the gifts, outside security, ushers, gift distributors, choirs, and preachers to give the Gospel.
We also bless single mothers at the St. Louis Hope House, and a local Missouri Cherokee Indian community.
The Christmas Angel Mission is not affiliated with Salvaion Army Tree of Lights
nor with the Prison Fellowship Ministry's Angel Tree Program